Journal of Divorce & Remarriage

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The landmark Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of divorce, including predivorce marital and family treatment, marital separation and dissolution, children's responses to divorce and separation, single parenting, remarriage, and stepfamilies. With its interdisciplinary focus - represented by the professional variety of the editorial board and the wealth of published topics - it is a valuable instrument for many professionals. The Journal of Divorce & Remarriage enriches the clinical skills of all marriage and family specialists, as well as enhances the therapeutic and legal resources for couples and families needing specialized aid with divorce issues. The interdisciplinary Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is valuable to all professionals who help families, including counselors, social workers, family therapists, and lawyers involved in family law. The journal: serves as a medium for viewpoints from a wide variety of fields; publishes the most recent clinical research studies; increases understanding of the changes that accompany divorce and remarriage and how spouses and children adjust to these changes; realizes that divorce and remarriage and their consequences are an interrelated and continuous process for those involved; provides a useful and informative resource for professionals helping families cope with the dissolution of one marriage and the building of another.

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Website Journal of Divorce & Remarriage website
Other titles Journal of divorce & remarriage, Journal of divorce and remarriage
ISSN 1050-2556
OCLC 21431397
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Individuals from intact and nonintact families were compared regarding their health-related behavior and physical health problems in a prospective study during a 17-year period throughout adolescence and into young adulthood. A total of 983 respondents were included in the study gathering data at 9 different times from the age of 13 until 30 years of age. Significant differences were observed for a number of health-related behaviors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition habits, and physical activity, as well as for self-reported health and subjective health complaints, all being less favorable among those who had grown up in nonintact families. The differences were similar across all data collection times for all but 1 outcome, indicating that the effect ts of family structure were stable throughout adolescence and early adulthood. This could have valuable implications for timing or duration of health promotion efforts.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 09/2015; 56(6):451-474. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1058659
  • Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 07/2015; 56(5):347-368. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1046800
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    ABSTRACT: Relocation, as an issue in the context of family law, typically involves the proposed move of a separated or divorced parent with a child to a new residence a substantial distance away from the non–moving parent. Based on a comprehensive review of the empirical evidence, 11 studies that focused on relocation within the context of separation and divorce were located, retrieved and appraised based on a common standard for assessing the methodological quality of the studies. Results of the critical appraisal found that the majority of social science research studies on relocation are of poor quality. Overall, the project’s findings demonstrate the need to move away from oversimplified considerations for relocation and to embrace a more comprehensive approach to fully capture the various factors that are relevant when considering the strengths and limitations of relocation.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 07/2015; 56:388-408. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1046797
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    ABSTRACT: Divorce education programs are conducting increasingly rigorous impact evaluations to assess if their curriculum improves parenting practices, reduces conflict in the coparenting relationship, and improves outcomes for children. This article presents a 6-month follow-up evaluation of the online version of Parents Forever, an 8-hour divorce education course developed by the University of Minnesota Extension. At follow-up, parents (N = 232) reported significant improvements on several questions about postdivorce parenting and well-being, indicating that the online version of Parents Forever is effective in promoting positive behavioral change for parents.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):261-276. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025900
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    ABSTRACT: More than 40% of U.S. adults have at least one step-relative in their family. Whereas there is much research on providing support for ex-partners and their children, there has been a lesser focus on trying to keep newly blended families intact. Because many members of a failed relationship repartner and have children from these new relationships, we find there is a need to provide support for stepfamilies. The Survival Strategies Workshop provides advice on strategies for blended families. In this article, we illustrate, through the use of case studies, that most of the problems occurring in blended families are not unique and if appropriate strategies are followed the prospect of a happy future is greatly enhanced.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):317-335. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025845
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    ABSTRACT: Informed by consensual qualitative research methodology, the experiences of nine divorced emerging and young adult women were analyzed. Prior to marriage, themes of feeling unmoored, in transition, and without an anchor shaped their narratives. Lack of self-reflection and evaluation predisposed the participants to making decisions based on partial and “convenient” truths. Unfolding processes led the majority of the women to revisit their premarital selves, engage with the emotional work that was deferred, and build foundations that were growth enhancing. Implications for counselors and related professionals are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):277-299. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025897
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    ABSTRACT: The role of parental divorce on the adjustment of emerging adults has been understudied and mostly limited to first-year college students. This study sought to examine the relation between parental divorce and adjustment in college students to identify differences in students from intact and divorced families while also examining gender and age differences. Results indicated no adjustment differences as a whole or by gender for intact and divorced families. However, students who were older when their parents divorced had higher levels of self-esteem than those whose parents divorced when they were younger. Implications of the study are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(4):336-345. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1025756
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    ABSTRACT: The process of separation and divorce demands significant changes among family relationships requiring the ongoing negotiation of roles and responsibilities. Most children of separated parents will continue to want contact with both parents, but a small subgroup of children will align with one parent and simultaneously resist or reject the other. Several names and etiological suggestions have been coined to label these extreme alignments, but many of these oversimplify the complexity of these strained parent-child relationship dynamics. This article critically reviews the research literature using an ecological systems framework to better understand the nature of these complex strained parent-child relationships. Courts, legal, and mental health professionals that work with these families are encouraged to assess and respond to these dynamics using an ecological approach.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):220-247. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012698
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has consistently found that divorce is associated with psychological distress. This study expands existing research by considering age, education, employment, income, length of divorce, number of children, and economic hardship as predictors of postdivorce psychological distress among divorced women in Iran. This study examines 800 divorced women in Iran 30 to 48 years old who had been divorced for no more than 2 years. Results demonstrated that education, number of children, and economic hardship together predict 63.6% of the variance in psychological distress among divorced women. Economic hardship was found to be the strongest contributor. Recommendations for researchers and implications for clinicians are discussed.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):248-259. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012700
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    ABSTRACT: The stepfamily is becoming an increasingly common family formation. Blended families comprise approximately 65% of all families. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of step-motherhood through the perception of women who are presently experiencing the phenomenon. A phenomenological research design was used. Data analysis revealed five structures: feeling isolated and unsupported, feeling ill prepared for step-motherhood, acting as the primary parent or re-enforcer, feeling frustration, and feeling rewarded. The results of the study might be helpful to psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with those affected by divorce and remarriage.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 04/2015; 56(3):171-179. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2015.1012702
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    ABSTRACT: Marital separation is a phenomenon experienced by many during the course of their married lives. Some separations end with reconciliation, and others end with divorce. The following is an intervention model based on the experiences and successes of a marriage and family therapist spanning 26 years. A rationale for such a model is presented, as are steps to take to achieve empowerment and success while taking full advantage of the time spent during a marital separation, regardless of the outcome of the separation.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):109-116. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.996048
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    ABSTRACT: A program evaluation was conducted of a parent education pro- gram for divorcing parents of minor children. Using a retrospective post-then-pre design, 139 participants reported their knowledge before and after the program and their behaviors in the month prior to the program. Two-month follow-up interviews were used to assess behavior change. Results indicated that participants reported both knowledge gain and behavior change. Change in triangulation avoidance behavior (behaviors to keep children out of the middle of conflict) varied as a function of parenting stage. Knowledge gain regarding the impact of divorce and triangulation on children predicted behavior change in triangulation avoidance. Results are discussed, including recommendations for the program evaluated as well as suggestions for other parenting education programs for divorcing parents.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):117-136. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.996044
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    ABSTRACT: Visitation centers provide a protected environment for meetings between noncustodial fathers and their children. The aim of the study was to analyze fathers’ experiences with the visitation center. This qualitative study is based on 12 interviews with fathers who had been meeting their children in visitation centers. Findings show that the fathers’ experiences were structured by two poles. On one pole were fathers who experienced the visitation center as a hostile place designed for supervision, limiting their parenthood role. On the opposite pole were fathers who experienced the visitation center as a secure and enabling space that helped in the continuity of relationships with their children. Another group of interviewees expressed both dichotomous voices, experiencing the visitation center as a positive opportunity to meet children, but as negative due to supervision. The discussion focuses on masculinity as constructing the fathers’ experiences.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 02/2015; 56(2):155-169. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.959108
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    ABSTRACT: The best-interest-of-the-child standard for child custody policy and decisions has benefits and hazards, the latter related to the exercise of judicial discretion in custody disputes. This article examines alternatives to the status quo, including the primary parent presumption, the approximation rule, shared parenting, an exact even split of custodial time, sole custody for couples labeled as in high conflict or those with young children, the friendly parent presumption, and decisions that defer to children’s stated preferences. Each alternative promises simpler paths to securing children’s welfare, but some have more support than others in the social science literature.
    Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 01/2015; 56(1):57-79. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2014.972186